Public Meeting Dec. 3: An Update on Logan Airplane Noise

Join representatives from Belmont and Watertown that serve on the Logan Airport Community Advisory Committee (Logan CAC), on Wednesday, December 3, 7:00 PM, Board of Selectmen’s Meeting Room, Belmont Town Hall, to hear about recent action being taken to address airplane noise as a result of changes in runway usage. Also attending the meeting will be Senator Brownsberger, State Representatives Jon Hecht and Dave Rogers, and staff for Congresswoman Katherine Clark. Below is the press release from the Town of Belmont and here in PDF form to share. TOWN OF BELMONT OFFICE OF THE BOARD OF SELECTMEN 455 CONCORD AVENUE BELMONT, MASSACHUSETTS 02478 NEWS RELEASE: Subject: Update Meeting on Logan Airplane Noise Prepared By: Bob Reardon Jr, Public Information Specialist Date: November 20, 2014 Representatives from Belmont and Watertown that serve on the Logan Airport Community Advisory Committee (Logan CAC) will host a public meeting on airplane noise from Logan airport on Wednesday, December 3, 2014. The purpose of the meeting is to update members of the community on the activities being taken in response to the changes in runway usage and resulting increase in noise over Belmont and Watertown. These changes are a result of the FAA’s runway 33L RNAV flight patterns that were implemented in the summer of 2013. These changes have led to significant increases in noise complaints from Belmont and Watertown residents. The meeting is expected to be attended by State Legislators including Representative Jonathan Hecht, Representative David Rogers and Senator William Brownsberger as well as a member of U.S. Representative Katherine Clark’s Staff. Representative Clark has been working with other Congressional Representatives as part of the Quiet Skies Caucus to advocate with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on noise related issues. This is an informational meeting only, community members with specific complaints about air plane noise should direct them to the Massachusetts Port Authority Noise Abatement Hotline using the information listed below: Massport Noise Complaint Information: Phone Line: (617) 561-3333, Line is staffed by Massport on business days from 6:00 am – 6:00 pm Online Complaint Form: Meeting Information: Date: Wednesday, December 3, 2014 Time: 7:00 P.M. Location: Board of Selectmen’s Meeting Room, Belmont Town Hall.

2 replies on “Public Meeting Dec. 3: An Update on Logan Airplane Noise”

  1. Thank you for all of your work on this problem. The noise is terrible in East Arlington, too, and I hope whatever can be done to ameliorate the situation will benefit the entire area.

    1. Got it. I think it’s a long term problem, unfortunately. One not easily influenced in the short run. But I do think that the changes that are possible will benefit everyone — most importantly, quieter planes.

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